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2008-08-11 15:01:04

Vietnam's government says at least 82 people have been killed and nearly 40 others are missing following heavy rains and flooding in northern provinces. The flooding has swept away hundreds of homes and destroyed thousands of crops, the Vietnam News Agency reported Monday. Hardest hit was mountainous Lao Cai Province where 63 people are listed as dead or missing. In Yen Bai Province, the lead compartment of a train collapsed due to floods and heavy winds but thousands of people in the...

2006-08-20 01:08:40

HANOI (Reuters) - Flooding, landslides and lightning have killed 15 people and left one missing since Friday night in Vietnam, bringing the country's toll in a week of torrential rain to 42, reports said on Sunday. Thousands have been evacuated to higher ground as water levels in the northern region's main rivers were expected to continue rising with more rainfall forecast for the coming week, state media quoted a government report as saying. Northern Vietnam is not the country's key...

2006-08-19 23:45:15

HANOI (Reuters) - Flooding, landslides and lightning have killed at least 13 people since Friday night in northern Vietnam, bringing the nationwide death toll in a week of torrential rain to 40, a government report said on Sunday. Thousands have been evacuated to higher ground as water levels in the region's main rivers were expected to continue rising with more rainfall forecast for the coming week, state media quoted the report as saying. Northern Vietnam is not the key area for...

2006-08-18 00:59:55

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam ordered the evacuation of thousands of people on Friday in the central and northern regions to avoid flash floods and landslides triggered by prolonged rains that have killed at least 19 people. Floods after torrential rains since last Friday hit the Central Highlands' key coffee-growing region and four central coastal provinces, killing at least eight people in Binh Thuan province and four in Nghe An province, a government report said. Six others drowned...

2006-07-03 00:53:54

BEIJING (Reuters) - Storms in China have killed 36 people in recent days, as heavy summer rains continue to wreak havoc across the country, state media reported on Monday. In Zhaotong in the southwestern province of Yunnan, heavy rains, hail storms, flash floods and landslides have killed 11, injured nine and left six missing, Xinhua news agency said. In neighboring Sichuan province, storms unleashed floods and mudslides last week killing 14, the China Daily reported. Eight people...

2005-12-16 03:28:08

HANOI (Reuters) - Flash floods triggered by prolonged rains in central Vietnam have killed at least 32 people in recent weeks and damaged rice crops, officials said on Friday. Rains which began in late November have inundated more than 30,000 hectares (74,130 acres) of newly-planted rice crops in the central provinces of Binh Dinh, Ninh Thuan and Quang Ngai, officials from the Committee for Flood and Storm Control told Reuters. "The weather is quite abnormal this year, waters in...

2005-11-02 05:03:06

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 15 people died and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains and triggered floods in a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks. The national weather center said on Wednesday that 29 inches of rain drenched Quang Ngai province, where six people died, even though Typhoon Kai-Tak, named after Hong Kong's old airport, had weakened as it neared the coast. Heavy...

2005-11-02 02:06:15

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - At least 10 people drowned and a Filipino was missing in central Vietnam as a typhoon nearing the coast dumped heavy rains on a region where bad weather has killed nearly 30 people in the past two weeks. The National Hydro Meteorology Forecast Center said on Wednesday 740 mm (29 in) of rain drenched Quang Ngai province, where six people died, even though Typhoon Kai-Tak, named after Hong Kong's old airport, weakened as it neared the coast. Heavy...

2005-09-28 00:32:53

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam issued flood warnings on Wednesday after Typhoon Damrey killed five people and shattered sections of the network of sea dykes protecting the country's second most important rice growing area. The area in Vietnam most likely to suffer floods was the province of Ninh Binh, 90 km (55 miles) south of Hanoi, the government's Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention said. The lashing rains Damrey brought on Tuesday after killing 16 people on the...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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